Rays' Longoria, Cubs' Soto win rookie of year awards
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is the American League Rookie of the Year, and Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is the NL winner.
Following a season of breakthroughs for the AL champion Rays, Longoria became the first Tampa Bay player to win a national award from the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He was a unanimous winner Monday, receiving all 28 first-place votes.
Soto, who helped the Cubs win the NL Central title, got 31 of 32 first-place votes. The other went to Cincinnati's Joey Votto.